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B.F. Skinner

In memoriam of B. F. Skinner, who died 1990 on August 18th at the age of 86. The greatest contemporary psychologist, he was also living history—one of the giants of our discipline whose early contributions helped shape modern psychology and who continued, decade after decade, to refine and develop his powerful concepts.



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B.F. Skinner
by Appleton-Century-Crofts and Meredith Publishing Co.
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Describes some of the basic principles involved in the behaviorist approach to psychology as developed by B. F. Skinner. Illustrates techniques of instrumental conditioning, using pigeons, rats, children, and dogs. Based on " Reese, E.P. (1964). Experiments in operant behavior. ". Behavior Theory in Practice is a set of four color videos (Parts I-IV), each part approximately 21 minutes in length. Each individual Part presents basic behavior principles in the laboratory and examples of...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
B.F. Skinner
by Pamela G. Armstrong
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Skinner's Keynote address given as he receives his award from the American Psychological Association's special presidential citation for lifetime contributions to psychology. Recording of a keynote address at the 98th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, held August 10, 1990, Boston, Mass.
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, APA
B.F. Skinner
by American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA)
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B. F. Skinner is interviewed about the role his research and behaviorism could play in influencing psychotherapy
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B.F. Skinner interviewed in his office at Harvard University by Eve Segal of San Diego State University, Feb. 1988 : an informal talk about human behavior and its determinants. Part 1: Focus on philosophy of behaviorism (45:00 min.) Part 2: Focus on verbal behavior (35:00 min.)
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
B.F. Skinner
by PBS WNET New York, NY
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One in this interview series hosted by James Day. In this program, Day interviews Harvard psychology professor B.F. Skinner in Boston. Their discussion includes the following topics, among others: Skinner's vision of a Utopian society as described in his books "Walden Two" and "Beyond Freedom and Dignity"; his belief that citizens are controlled by the mass culture rather than by any one institution or authority figure; the state of human freedom; the belief that individuals...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Air Crib, Teaching Machine
B.F. Skinner
by Ambrose Video Publishing
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Traces the development of behaviorism and B.F. Skinner's application of the theory in raising his infant daughter in an environmentally controlled box, as well as in his early experiments with pigeons. Includes a visit by Skinner and his family to Twin Oaks, the rural Virginia commune that attempted to put the Walden Two philosophy into practice. Commune members describe their successes, failures, and modifications of Skinner's model, emphasizing their difficulties with sex roles and economic...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Walden, Twin Oaks, Air Crib
B.F. Skinner
by Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
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Title Dr. B. F. Skinner, Part 1 Date 1964 Copyright/Responsiblity Evans, Richard I.; Distributed by Drs. Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology Abstract Richard Evans Discussions with Notable Contributors to the Psychology of Personality Series (DVD): Dr. B. F. Skinner, Part 1 (1964): Evaluation of Freudian Theory; Views on Motivation, Emotion, Perception, Conditioning, Reinforcement, Punishment, Teaching Machines Collection Descriptor Richard Evans Discussions...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
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Psychologists Epstein and Skinner in a classic classroom film originally released in 1982 and dubbed "best film of the year" by the American Psychological Association. In sometimes stunning footage, the film shows that pigeons, with the right training, can behave in ways that appear to demonstrate advanced human phenomena: self-awareness, insight, problem solving, imitation, symbolic communication, and even the use of a memorandum. The film defends a "behavioristic"...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Robert Epstein, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
B.F. Skinner
by CRM Productions
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B.F. Skinner discusses with Elizabeth Hall the meanings and implications of his work. Illuminates the origins of behaviorism and some of its basic principles. Explores the notion of control, its use and potential misuse, punishment and freedom. Covers his principles of operant conditioning with respect to the science of behavior, and talks about his book, Beyond Freedom and Dignity.
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
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by Milwaukee Area Technical College
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B. F. Skinner discusses behavior modification, behavioral technology, and the uses of positive reinforcement in shaping human behavior. Psychology of Human Relations Program 6 B.F. Skinner On Behaviorism Milwaukee Area Technical College
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Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, writer-theatre critic Walter Kerr, actress Madeline Kahn, reporter Mary Pangalos, comics Bob and Ray, Dr. B.F. Skinner and Dr. Roger Ulrich
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by Pennsylvania State University
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The Behvavioral Revolution A Continuing Education and Community Service of Science, Technology, and Society. An inter-college program at The Pennsylvania State University. S01E01 - Innate Experience Looks at the ways in which Western culture has perceived humankind, from the views of Plato and Aristotle through Galileo, Rene Descartes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and Charles Darwin. Covers the establishment of psychology as a science and the division of Freudians, who follow Plato's views, and...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Behavioral Technology, Robert M. Stern, Anthony...
B.F. Skinner
by Objective Productions
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All previous participants from the series returned, and were placed in a room with a counter and several objects, saying that they had to score 100 points within half an hour. However, the points were awarded randomly and not by any actions performed in the room, referring to Skinner's pigeon experiments . If they had realised that, they might have noticed there was a further element, and found the sign above them on the ceiling telling them that the doors were unlocked and £150,000 waiting...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Derren Brown, Superstition
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr.: The Case Against Freedom , Episode S0021, Recorded on October 2, 1971 Guests: B. F. (Burrhus Frederic) Skinner , Donald MacCrimmon MacKay, Thomas J. Hart, Daniel
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B.F. Skinner
by Instructional Service of the National Education Association
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Presents B.F. Skinner explaining the theory of programmed learning, Arthur Lumsdaine describing a variety of teaching machines and programmed materials, and Robert Glaser discussing the implication of such machines and materials for education.
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by CRM Productions
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This film includes an interview with B. F. Skinner and illustrations of the uses of behaviorism with delinquent adolescents and the mentally retarded.
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Token Economy
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by David Brower, B.F. Skinner, Rosa Parks and Elliot Richardson
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Henry David Thoreau lives his days at Walden Pond in seclusion. One day, he is visited by 4 modern day individuals: David Brower, B.F. Skinner, Rosa Parks and Elliot Richardson. Each has their opinion on Thoreau's civil disobedience. Uses a science fiction device of time-travel to present the thought of Henry David Thoreau. Stages a visit between Thoreau and four present-day distinguished personages, set in his cabin at Walden Pond.
Topics: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, David Brower, B.F. Skinner, Rosa Parks, Elliot Richardson
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by Open University Films
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A discussion between B.F. Skinner and Geoffrey Warnock, introduced by Godfrey Vesey. See also: Review of Behavior Control: Freedom and Morality (an Open University film), by G. Warnock and B. F. Skinner .
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Live-online-Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Christoph Bördlein vom 06.04.2021 (19:30-21:00) Zwei Behavioristen haben Sex miteinander. Danach sagt der Behaviorist zur Behavioristin: »Für dich war es schön, aber wie war es für mich?«. Der Behaviorismus (von Engl. »behavior« – Verhalten) ist die wissenschaftstheoretische Position, dass das Verhalten von Menschen und Tieren mit naturwissenschaftlichen Methoden untersucht und erklärt werden kann. Der eingangs zitierte Witz funktioniert nur, wenn...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Behaviorismus, Christoph Bördlein, GWUP, John...
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by Rutgers University
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Host: Richard D. Heffner Guests: Charles Frankel, BF Skinner and Father Eugene Kennedy Title: "The Limits of Human Freedom"
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Freedom, Charles Frankel, Father Eugene Kennedy
B.F. Skinner
by The Media Guild
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B. F. Skinner speaks about self-control and self-regulation. Features full demonstrations by behavioral therapists.
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B. F. Skinner lectures professionals about Operant Analysis, Therapy, Depression, and answers questions from the audience.
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by Research Press
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Examines the life of B.F. Skinner and his scientific and philosophical contributions in the field of psychology.
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This classic program focuses on the work of B.F. Skinner and addresses the issues and controversies generated by behavioral psychology. The DVD features discussions by Dr. Skinner and other distinguished professionals including Sidney Bijou, Joseph Cautela, C.B. Ferster, Joseph Fletcher, Fred Keller, Gerald Patterson, and Richard Stuart. 45 minutes (includes discussion guide).
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B.F. Skinner discusses theories concerning behavior modification principles, including scheduling, shaping, and positive reinforcement, as they are used in education, business, and industry.
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by CRM Productions
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Shows experiments in learning. B.F. Skinner and Richard Malott deal with operant conditioning. Nathan Azrin demonstrates aversive conditioning. Jack Hailman deals with sign-stimuli, and G.P. Baerends demonstrates super-normal conditioning. Explains the work of David McClelland on motivation training, and the work of Lewis Lipsitt on infant learning.
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Other than Freud, no psychologist has been so discussed, critiqued and, at times, maligned as B.F. Skinner. Using both archival and new film, this video takes a new look at who the man was, and what he really said in his twenty books. Like other thinkers who broke new ground, Skinner had to invent his own vocabulary to describe the phenomena he was studying. In this film, his terms are introduced in context so the student understands how they were intended to be used and the research that...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Murray Sidman, Behavior, Behaviorology, Behaviorism
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by Michael Stevens
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How can a lie become true? In this episode, Dr. Aaron Blaisdell and Michael Stevens create a game show that is actually a giant “human Skinner Box” to observe the formation of superstitious beliefs. Dr. Samuel Veissière helps to design and perform a placebo reverse exorcism, harnessing the power of belief in both science and religion to convince normal people that a spirit has possessed their bodies.
Topics: Michael Stevens, Vsauce, Mind Field, Skinner Box, Superstition
Private footage of a converstation between Skinner and Jack Gewirtz, Michael Commons, Martha Peláez, Hector Martinez, Patrice Miller, as well as others.
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
J. W. Whiteley interviews B.F. Skinner for his Quest for Peace "Social Ecology of Peace Series" with the title " It Is Possible to Change the Ways People Treat Each Other ". The " Social Ecology of Peace " series of interviews was created between 1983 and 1989. It includes not only influential thinkers from the United States but also key thinkers from other countries around the world. As a consequence of glasnost and perestroika, Soviet participation began in 1988....
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Proceedings of the 1978 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, including the speech of B.F. Skinner, winner of the Association's major award for contribution to research in higher education. The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. Its purpose is to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best. The winner of the award will...
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by Carousel Films, Inc.
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Describes the reinforcement-theory of learning, and shows how the learning process may be measured through scientific techniques. Shows how B. F. Skinner and Richard J. Herrnstein measure the learning process.
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by Western Michigan University
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Ron Kramer interview Jack Michael and Dick Malott on October 4, 1990 about the Legacy of B. F. Skinner.
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Ron Kramer, Jack Michael, Dick Malott
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B.F. Skinner Plays Himself takes Skinner’s proposition as a conceptual point of departure - it is an audio-visual portrait, examining the biographical history, ideas, words, and representations of a non-person through raw footage of the subject and their environment. https://www.bfskinnerplayshimself.com
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology, Biography
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by SSLH-TV
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Lecture at the School of Special Education at Hosle Norway ( Statens Spesiallaererhögskole) , August 1983.
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B.F. Skinner applied his unique behavioral principles to his own life. In this film, his daughter, Julie Vargas, gives us a tour of the basement study in which he wrote many of his books and articles. Skinner developed wonderfully ingenious gadgets designed to enhance his workspace, and he created clever ways of organizing the writing that was the central focus of the SKINNER WITH PIGEONS last decades of his life. With Deborah Skinner-Buzan, Yvonne Blue, Julie S. Vargas, Produced by Frances...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr.: The Mechanism Of Moral Development , Episode S0112, Recorded on October 16, 1973 Guests: B. F. (Burrhus Frederic) Skinner , Leon Festinger, Andrea Glass, Harvey Grill, Elisabeth Clark
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by American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA)
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145053 American Personnel and Guidance Association 1607 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202-483-4633) APG (R)$25 (S)$250 B.F. Skinner on Education (Part I) 16mm optical color 25 min 1972 B. F. Skinner discusses education, dealing with such issues; how his concepts on freedom and control are related to the classroom experience; the defective learning environment in school today; some consequences and alternatives; what values are implicit in his technology of a behavioral...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behaviorism, Behaviorology
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by Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
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Project Pigeon (later Project Orcon, for "organic control") was an attempt by American behaviorist B.F. Skinner to develop a pigeon-controlled guided bomb. The video demonstrates how, using operant conditioning, the pigeons were trained to peck and the target projected on a small screen in the nose cone. The program was canceled on 8 October 1944 because "further prosecution of this project would seriously delay others which in the minds of the Division have more immediate...
Topics: B.F. Skinner, Project Orcon, Project Pigeon